A meeting topic the other night was for a newbie. "What did you think about your first AA meeting?"
I had to go back to my first time 12 years ago. I hardly remember a thing. It wasn't until I was driving home that I remembered:
I was a beer-drinkin' redneck back then. I don't drink beer any more.
Now this is true, y'all. Cut me some slack.
At my first meeting, I was pretty blithered and all wrapped up in myself. Of course I only heard a couple of words at a time.
"You have to get a Higher Power."
"You have to get a sponsor"
Each statement sent me off on a wild goose-thinkin'. The rest was "wah wawah waahhh ...."
More power ... sponsor ... what is this? NASCAR?
I could use a sponsor to pay for this dam rehab. What do I need next? A pit crew?
"And get the phone numbers of at least 10 sober people ...."
DAMMIT ! PIT CREW!